The Quadrafire Classic Bay has the patented automatic ignition and jam-free feed systems, a large, (24 inch) aluminum heat exchanger, and the easy clean lever operated firepot.This unit is constructed of fabricated steel and is an American style stove with a large bay window.
The bay window shows off the brick effect steel firebox back as well as the fire with its realistic log set.
It comes with a thermostat as standard, with the option of corded or cordless and programmable remote controls.
This stove can burn shelled corn as well as wood pellets. The advised mix is 50:50 but corn can be used by itself. See Comments below.
Producing over 47,000btu, and capable of heating a sizable 2,350 square feet with up to forty hours between refills, this is a powerful stove.
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Heating Area 2,350 sq. ft.
Max. Heat Output 47,300 btu.
Automatic Ignition Yes
Manual Ignition If needed
Hopper Capacity Freestanding 80 lbs. Insert 75 lbs
Burn time Freestanding 40 hrs. Insert 37 hrs.
Fuel Type Standard or premium grade wood pellets / corn
Glass Air Wash Yes
Built in Blower Yes
Convection Blower Capacity 160 cfm.
Thermostat Compatible Yes, included as standard
E.P.A. Approved Yes
Emissions 0.9 gr./hr.
Efficiency over 78%
Height 31.6 in.
Width 28.5 in.
Depth 25.75 in.
Weight Freestanding 250 lbs. Insert 243 lbs.
Window Size 21 in. by 10 in.
Flue Vent Size 3 in.
Top Vent No
Rear Vent Yes
Rear Vent Height 8.1 in.
Colours Matte black
Exhaust Temperature Sensor No
Low Draft Shutdown Yes
Construction Type Fabricated steel
Automatic Shutdown and Re-ignition Yes, but not with 100% corn
Warranty Limited Lifetime
One Year: Parts and material except as covered by Conditions, Exclusion, and Limitations
Two Years: Igniters, Electronic Components,and Glass. Blowers
Three Years: Firepots, Castings & Baffles, Firebox, Heat Exchanger.
90 Days: All Replacement Parts
Door in Black, Gold or Satin Nickel
Grille in Black, Gold or Satin Nickel
Richly Detailed Brick Interior
Outside Air Kit
Dimensions for Classic Bay Fireplace Insert
Height 25.5 in.
Width 29.25 in.
Depth 11 in. onto hearth, 13 in. into fireplace
Min. Fireplace Size
Height 19.5 in.
Width 29.25 in. front, 22 in. . back
Depth 13 in.
Insert Surround Dimensions
Standard 40 in. by 30 in.
Large 50 in. by 33 in.
If using corn without pellets as fuel in the Quadrafire Classic Bay, the corn won't automatically reignite unless it has some wood pellets mixed in. This means it's necessary to keep the stove on.
To keep the stove running, set the thermostat to maximum. Set the stove itself to low or medium so that the thermostat doesn't get tripped.
Reducing the hopper size to the minimum for fitting the insert to a smaller fireplace will drop the burn time to 30 hrs.
Empty and clean the burn pot
Empty ash pan, clean ash from firebox, clean window glass
Clean beneath the heat exchanger, check the door latch and gasket, clean the heat exchanger and drop tube, clean the hopper.
Clean the blowers, the exhaust passages and the flue. Clean out the firebox.
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